§ 85. Mr. LEIF JONES
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller whether the Ministry is now pressing shipowners to engage as many apprentices as possible with a view to the future manning of the mercantile marine; and, if so, whether arrangements will be made to increase the separate accommodation for apprentices on standard ships to something more than the berths for two cadets which has so far been the plan in standard ships?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of SHIPPING (Sir Leo Chiozza Money)
Special representations have been made to shipowners urging the engagement of as many apprentices as possible, and this policy is being followed on all the ships for which the Shipping Controller is responsible. We are taking measures to increase the separate accommodation for boys on standard ships.